Cambridge man arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and indecency with children

PUBLISHED: 15:10 27 January 2017 | UPDATED: 15:43 27 January 2017

Man arrested by police on suspicion of indecent assault and indecency with children

Man arrested by police on suspicion of indecent assault and indecency with children

Iliffe Media Ltd

Man arrested as part of investigations into historical abuse in football

Police have arrested a man during investigations into historical allegations of abuse related to football in Cambridgeshire.

Detectives arrested him at a property in Cambridge this morning (Friday January 27).

The man, who is in his 70s and from Cambridge, has been arrested on suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault. He is currently in custody.

Officers are working closely with partners, including the Football Association, the local children’s safeguarding boards for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge and Peterborough United the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and Cambridgeshire county and Peterborough city councils.

A statement from the Cambridgeshire FA read: “Cambridgeshire FA note the arrest today, Friday 27th January in the Cambridge area of a man in relation to non-recent allegations of abuse related to football. This is a police matter and we await the outcome of this investigation.

“In line with our normal procedures, Cambridgeshire FA and The FA have been working with the statutory agencies on this matter.”

Police would encourage anyone with concerns about these allegations to contact police on 101 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

More news stories

Live Traffic Map

Most read stories

Image alt text goes here

Find the perfect role for you – or advertise a vacancy

Find out more

Image alt text goes here

Search for your next home – and read our sparkling content

Find out more

Image alt text goes here

Share your news, pictures and videos with us

Find out more